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Inspection: 316980606 - Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bakersfield District Office

Nr: 316980606Report ID: 0950647Open Date: 08/27/2013

Grimmway Enterprises, Inc.
6900 Mountain View Rd
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2099/Food Preparations, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 311991/Perishable Prepared Food Manufacturing
Mailing: P. O. Box 81498, Bakersfield, CA 93380

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/06/2013
Close Case:10/29/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident102858339    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $24,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,750
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $7,000 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 23200001 A 12/06/2013 12/16/2013 $0 $3,375 $0 12/13/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 23200002 A01 12/06/2013 12/16/2013 $7,000 $3,375 $0 12/13/2013 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 03001 Other 23200002 A B00004 12/06/2013 12/16/2013 $0 $18,000 $0 12/13/2013 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202458287Event: 08/27/2013Employee Dies From Electrocution In Amp Test
At about 6:00 p.m. on, or about, August 27, 2013, Employee #1, an electrician with Grimmway Enterprises, Inc., and a coworker (a maintenance mechanic) were working on a roof-mounted swamp cooler. Employee #1 was an active party in the repair of the cooler. The employees had replaced the bolts on the electric motor so that they could place tension on the drive belt that they had replaced. Then, Employee #1 began conducting an amp test on the electric motor. The lockable fuse disconnect door was open, in order to conduct the amp test. The cooler manufacture was Champion Cooler (Date of Manufacture: February 2003; Serial Number: LC65658; Model Number: 6500DD). The causal factor of the accident was that there was a bare energized 480 volt, three-phase wire that Employee #1 came into contact with. Employee #1 died at the scene.
Keywords: electric motor, fuse, repair, roof, belt, electrical testing, electrician, electrocuted, water tank
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316980606 Fatality Electric Shock Electricians

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